Penn State Wins 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships




March 22, 2014

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Penn State Wins 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Penn State won the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championship title on Saturday night at the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. The crown marked the fourth straight national title for the Nittany Lions and the eighth year in a row that a Big Ten school has taken home the NCAA Championship. Prior to Penn State’s run of four straight crowns, Iowa claimed three consecutive titles from 2008-10 and Minnesota won the championship in 2007.  

In a tightly contested team race, Penn State tallied 109.5 points to finish 5.5 points ahead of second place Minnesota (104.0 points). Oklahoma State, Iowa and Edinboro rounded out the top five with 96.5, 78.5 and 62.0 points, respectively. Ohio State and Northwestern also finished in the top 10, as the Buckeyes took sixth place (57.0 points) and the Wildcats finished in ninth (46.0).

The Nittany Lions’ Ed Ruth (184 pounds) and David Taylor (165) each won individual titles to push Penn State to the national crown. Ruth becomes the first Nittany Lion to win three NCAA titles, while Taylor took home his second national title. Illinois’ Jesse Delgado (125), Iowa’s Tony Ramos (133), Northwestern’s Jason Tsirtsis (149) and Ohio State’s Logan Stieber (141) also won national championships to give the Big Ten six of the 10 individual crowns. Stieber’s title marked his third NCAA title, while Delgado took home his second national championship.

Thirty-four Big Ten wrestlers earned All-America honors at the championships. The full list of Big Ten student-athletes who earned All-America status, along with their weight class and place at the NCAA Championships, can be found below. The complete results are attached above.

All-Americans
Jesse Delgado, Illinois, 125 (1st)
Adam Chalfant, Indiana, 285 (6th)
Nathan Burak, Iowa, 197 (8th)
Cory Clark, Iowa, 125 (5th)
Mike Evans, Iowa, 174 (6th)
Tony Ramos, Iowa, 133 (1st)
Derek St. John, Iowa, 157 (5th)
Bobby Telford, Iowa, 285 (4th)
Steve Dutton, Michigan, 141 (7th)
Eric Grajales, Michigan, 149 (3rd)
Mike McClure, Michigan State, 285 (5th)
Tony Nelson, Minnesota, 285 (2nd)
Dylan Ness, Minnesota, 157 (2nd)
Scott Schiller, Minnesota, 197 (3rd)
Kevin Steinhaus, Minnesota, 184 (5th)
Logan Storley, Minnesota, 174 (3rd)
David Thorn, Minnesota, 133 (5th)
Dan Zilverberg, Minnesota, 165 (7th)
James Green, Nebraska, 157 (3rd)
Robert Kokesh, Nebraska, 174 (4th)
Pierce Harger, Northwestern, 165 (8th)
Mike McMullan, Northwestern, 285 (3rd)
Jason Tsirtsis, Northwestern, 149 (1st)
Nick Heflin, Ohio State, 197 (2nd)
Logan Stieber, Ohio State, 141 (1st)
Matt Brown, Penn State, 174 (5th)
James English, Penn State, 149 (7th)
Morgan McIntosh, Penn State, 197 (7th)
Nico Megaludis, Penn State, 125 (3rd)
Zain Retherford, Penn State, 141 (5th)
Ed Ruth, Penn State, 184 (1st)
David Taylor, Penn State, 165 (1st)
Tyler Graff, Wisconsin, 133 (2nd)
Isaac Jordan, Wisconsin, 157 (7th)


The Final Day of the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships is Now Underway

The third and final day of the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships is now taking place at the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Third-, fifth- and seventh-place matches got underway at 11 a.m. ET, while championship bouts are held at 8 p.m. Session V can be seen live on ESPNU, while the title matches will be aired on ESPN.

Follow the links at the top of the page for complete coverage of the championships.


Penn State Holds Slim Lead After Day 2 of NCAA Wrestling Championships

Penn State leads Minnesota by 0.5 of a point heading into the final day of the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships. The Nittany Lions have earned 91.0 points, while the Gophers follow at 90.5 points. Iowa, Ohio State and Illinois also appear in the top 10, coming in at No. 4 (67.0 points), No. 5 (52.0) and No. 10 (37.0), respectively.

The Big Ten boasts at least one finalist in all but one weight class, including two Big Ten wrestlers vying for the crown at 133 pounds. Minnesota, Ohio State and Penn State have two wrestlers competing in title bouts, while Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin each have one.

The final day of the NCAA Championships begins at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, with third-, fifth- and seventh-place matches contested during the session. The sixth and final session, which features championship matches, follows at 8 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN.

Updated brackets and team scores can be found HERE Get Acrobat Reader


Day 2 of 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships Now Underway

The second day of the NCAA Wrestling Championships is underway, with quarterfinal, semifinal and wrestleback matches taking place on Friday. Session III, which features quarterfinal matches, is slated for a 11 a.m. ET start, while the semifinals will take place during Session IV, beginning at 7 p.m.

Links to the NCAA's championships central page, ESPN3.com's live mat-by-mat streaming coverage and live scoring can be found at the top of the page.


Penn State Leads After First Day of NCAA Wrestling Championships

Penn State holds the early lead at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, taking a five-point lead heading into the second day of competition. The Nittany Lions earned 26.5 points in the first two sessions, followed by Minnesota and Oklahoma State in second with 21.5 points each. Iowa and Oklahoma are tied for fourth place with 20.5 points, while Ohio State, Wisconsin and Nebraska also appear in the top 10 at seventh (17 points), eighth (15.5) and tied for 10th (14.0), respectively.

At least two Big Ten wrestlers will be represented in each of the 10 quarterfinals, including six grapplers in the 285-pound weight class.

The second day of the NCAA Wrestling Championships begins at 11 a.m. ET on Friday with quarterfinal and wrestleback action highlighting the schedule. Session IV will follow at 7 p.m. with semifinal matches taking place during the session.

Updated brackets and full team scores can be found HERE Get Acrobat Reader.


First Day of 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships Is Now Underway

The first day of competition at the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships is underway at the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. The three-day, six-session event will begin with preliminary matches at Noon ET on Thursday and will continue into the evening session beginning at 7 p.m. The third session will begin Friday at 11 a.m. with quarterfinal action and wrestlebacks highlighting the schedule. The championships' fourth session begins at 8 p.m. and will feature semifinal action. Saturday morning brings the conclusion of the consolation bracket as third-, fifth- and seventh-place winners will be decided beginning at 11 a.m. The sixth and final session is scheduled for Saturday evening at 8 p.m., where NCAA weight class champions will be crowned.

Links to the NCAA's championships central page, ESPN3.com's live mat-by-mat streaming coverage and live scoring can be found at the top of the page.

The full list of Big Ten competitors, including their seed, can be found below

125
Jesse Delgado, ILL (1)
Cory Clark, IOWA (8)
Conor Youtsey, MICH
Tim Lambert, NEB (12)
Nick Roberts, OSU
Nico Megaludis, PSU (3)
Ryan Taylor, WIS (7)

133
Zane Richards, ILL (14)
Tony Ramos, IOWA (3)
Rossi Bruno, MICH
David Thorn, MINN (8)
Dom Malone, NU
Johnni DiJulius, OSU (9)
Jimmy Gulibon, PSU
Cashe Quiroga, PUR (7)
Tyler Graff, WIS (5)

141
Steven Rodrigues, ILL
Josh Dziewa, IOWA
Steve Dutton, MICH (13)
Chris Dardanes, MINN (6)
Logan Stieber, OSU (2)
Zain Retherford, PSU (3)
Danny Sabatello, PUR

149
Brody Grothus, IOWA (13)
Eric Grajales, MICH (9)
Nick Dardanes, MINN (2)
Jake Sueflohn, NEB (6)
Jason Tsirtsis, NU (5)
Ian Paddock, OSU
James English, PSU
Rylan Lubeck, WIS

157
Zach Brunson, ILL (16)
Taylor Walsh, IND (11)
Derek St. John, IOWA (2)
Brian Murphy, MICH
Dylan Ness, MINN (9)
James Green, NEB (1)
Dylan Alton, PSU (13)
Isaac Jordan, WIS (5)

165
Jackson Morse, ILL (12)
Ryan Leblanc, IND
Nick Moore, IOWA (5)
Dan Yates, MICH (13)
Dan Zilverberg, MINN (15)
Austin Wilson, NEB
Pierce Harger, NU (7)
David Taylor, PSU (1)

174
Tony Dallago, ILL
Mike Evans, IOWA (4)
Logan Storley, MINN (6)
Robert Kokesh, NEB (3)
Mark Martin, OSU (14)
Matt Brown, PSU (5)
Scott Liegel, WIS

184
Lazarus Reyes, ILL
Luke Sheridan, IND
Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA (5)
Domenic Abounader, MICH (9)
John Rizqallah, MSU (14)
Kevin Steinhaus, MINN (7)
Tim Dudley, NEB (8)
Kenny Courts, OSU (10)
Ed Ruth, PSU (2)
Jackson Hein, WIS

197
Mario Gonzalez, ILL
Nathan Burak, IOWA (11)
Scott Schiller, MINN (4)
Alex Polizzi, NU (16)
Nick Heflin, OSU (1)
Morgan McIntosh, PSU (3)
Braden Atwood, PUR (15)
Tim McCall, WIS

285
Adam Chalfant, IND (3)
Bobby Telford, IOWA (5)
Adam Coon, MICH (4)
Mike McClure, MSU (7)
Tony Nelson, MINN (1)
Collin Jensen, NEB
Mike McMullan, NU (6)
Nick Tavanello, OSU
Jon Gingrich, PSU (14)
Connor Medbery, WIS (9)